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Enermax Liqtech 120S AIO Liquid CPU Cooler Review

By: Chad Sebring | CPU Liquid Coolers in Cases, Cooling & PSU | Posted: May 15, 2014 2:05 am
TweakTown Rating: 94%Manufacturer: Enermax

Enermax Liqtech 120S AIO Liquid CPU Cooler

 

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Fresh out of the box, you can see this is half of a typical AIO, with the plain thin radiator and corrugated plastic on the tubing. However, when getting to the head unit, we see a whole new design in its shape and styling.

 

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Moving closer, we can see the Enermax name and logo in the center are currently white, but are backlit when powered. There is also a set of seven concentric rings, and each of the corners has what is designed to look like a nut.

 

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The typical swivel fittings are found on this side of the head unit, and their bracket is secured to the head unit with a pair of screws. These are able to swing in just about any direction needed to take pressure off of the lines when it is installed.

 

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The side to the left of the fittings is where the power lead comes out of the head unit. This wire ends in a 4-pin connection to plug into the motherboard. We can also see that the side is grooved, and one groove is used for mounting hardware, but we'll talk more on that later.

 

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As we flip the head unit over, we see that a protective sticker comes over the exposed copper of the base. We also see that they use special screws as a way to (almost) guarantee the end-user will not tamper with this.

 

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Under the sticker we find that there was some coolant that got on the block, and rather than cleaning it, they just wiped it, and it was allowed to oxidize on the block. This will take just a bit of polishing to remove, but is something we don't believe should be here in the first place.

 

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Between the head unit and the thing single radiator we have two runs of eleven and a half inches of black tubing that has been covered with plastic. This is done for two reasons; one reason is that it makes the tubing much harder to kink, and the second reason is that it makes it difficult to accidentally puncture the tubing.

 

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As for the radiator, it is the same high FPI aluminium radiator that just about ninety-five percent of the AIOs on the market use; nothing really special to see here.

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